Michael Caines Restaurants offer outstanding, modern British/European cuisine based on local and regional produce and products, served with Michael Caines style. Michael's experience and influence at Michelin two-star Gidleigh Park is clearly evident in the restaurants that bear his name: Michael's unique and individual style of cuisine as well as signature dishes; and also the close attention to professional service with style that is our hallmark. Yet if Gidleigh Park may be considered the quintessential grand dining experience, Michael Caines Restaurants by contrast offer fine dining at more accessible and informal levels.
Michael Caines Restaurants are destinations in themselves, whether for a special occasion or celebration, or for a more informal lunch. For business diners (and busy people), we offer an express 2-course lunch that will be served from the start to finish within an hour.
Stunningly designed dining rooms
Michael Caines Restaurants are each individual, though they share a common approach to stylish design and professional, efficient and friendly service. Our dining rooms are simply stunning, designed to allow you to enjoy your meal in an atmosphere that is neither too formal nor too casual.
Our Executive Chefs in each Michael Caines Restaurant are talented and ambitious individuals, most of whom have trained alongside Michael at Gidleigh Park, as well as under some of the best chefs in Great Britain, France and elsewhere. While they are charged with the task of interpreting Michael's style of cuisine faithfully, they also have the freedom to develop and create their own signature dishes. In this way, each restaurant reflects the personality and style of each Executive Chef. What is common to all is an insistence above all on quality, consistency and regional integrity.
Local and regional
"Every great cuisine is rooted in the local and the regional," says Michael. “I expect all my chefs wherever we are located to create meaningful relationships with farmers, growers, fishermen, food producers and suppliers." In this way, we are able to offer cuisine that has Michael's unmistakable and mouth-watering style yet which at the same time is a faithful reflection of the area — the terroir — from which it comes.
Service with style
Producing great modern food is one important element of the dining experience. Friendly, professional service is equally important for us. Our Restaurant Managers understood fully our ethos and work closely and attentively to look after our customers with Michael Caines style.
Wine and dine
In Michael Caines Restaurants we fully believe that the enjoyment of wine with a meal is integral to the dining experience. Our wine lists are designed and written to facilitate understanding and selection, and we have professional trained sommeliers to advise on the wines that go best with your meal choice. Furthermore, we have exciting, purpose-built wine rooms within our dining rooms at Canterbury.